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- A Stuijt
- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
Suspected muti killing enrages Afrikaner community
PRETORIA, South Africa. Blonde teenager Anika Smit, (17) was found murdered at her Pretoria home on March 11, 2010 -- –with her hands and forearms chopped off. The limbs are missing, said South African police constable William Mahlaole. Nothing was robbed. However there is a flourishing trade in human body-parts for the so-called ‘traditional medicine’ (muti) market in South Africa. People often are found mutilated.
Also read my Rant-Rave story – and please comment on it -- on http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/Girls-hands-stolen-by-her-South-African-murderers.aspx
The girl had stayed home from the Gerrit Maritz Afrikaans High School with an ear-infection, said her father Johan, 54. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her dad. Thursday-morning he still said goodbye to his only child before going to work. When he returned at 4pm at their Theresa Park, Pretoria home he saw overturned chairs in the living room and knew ‘something was wrong’, he told journalists of the Afrikaans-language daily Beeld. “I called to her but she did not reply’. Seconds later he discovered her lifeless body. “
“She was lying on the floor without clothes on. Both her hands were cut off and missing. The people (her murderers) must have taken the limbs along with them,’ he said. “She was cut six times with a knife in the neck. Police examiners will have to determine if she was raped.’
From the crime scene it appeared that she fought back or tried to run away. The father had tried phoning her earlier but received no reply. He had arranged for medicine to be delivered to the house – but around noon the pharmacy phoned him with the news that no-one had opened the door.’
“I phoned her around lunch-time but I thought she didn’t reply because she didn’t feel well,’ he said. The flag at her school was hanging at half-mast yesterday.
Traditional medicine (muti) http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/05/african-witchdoctor-charged-with-muti.html
These aren’t stand-alone events:
Theresa Eksteen, 51, above:was attacked on Feb 6 2010 by a man with a panga – who hacked away at her with intense anger. Nothing was robbed. She survived. http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/02/news-reports-feb-7-2010.html
Who knows this girl?
On November 16 2009 an unknown white girl was set alight while still alive – right next to a road at the sprawling Orange Farm squatter camp south of Johannesburg. SAPS Capt Mike van Aardt, one of Johannesburg's top crime-detectives, has taken on the gruesome murder investigation of this unknown girl – posting regular updates on his Facebook page. A week after starting his investigation, Captain van Aardt released a forensic sketch of what the white victim may have looked like -- and a photograph of the t-shirt she wore. Forensic examinations showed that the girl had been alive when she was set alight. He appealed to the public to help identify the young blonde -- believed to be aged between 15 and 20. She clearly was a teen and had pink-striped strands in her hair. http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/12/white-girl-set-alight-while-alive.html
Pictures: The well-groomed, unknown blonde girl wore the above striped t-shirt when she was torched to death…
Captain Van Aardt works with crack detective Piet Byleveld, has also investigated the notorious Moffat Park serial killer, the Sheldean Human murder, the Bruma Lake serial murders and various other high-profile cases.
The girl’s body was discovered in the early hours of November 16 next to Welgevonden Road. A passer-by reportedly saw the flames and called the police, although recent police reports said it was a police patrol van that came across the burning body shortly before 5am. Police officers at the scene told detectives there were “no suspicious-looking vehicles in the area and that patrol cars in the vicinity had been alerted immediately” . However their search was hamped because the morning traffic rush began, making it became impossible to spot suspicious-looking cars.The well-groomed white woman weighed around 60kg and was 1,7 metres tall. She had blonde hair about 35cm long, wore a size 4 shoe and a size 34A bra. Her fingernails were painted a pearl colour and her toes had red nailpolish. She lay about a metre from the main road and no effort had been made to hide her body. Anyone with information is urged to call Van Aardt on telephone 0 082 575 1808. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/7b843e83915343b98730223d5a79f040/11-12-2009-11-44/Blonde_meisie_se_verbrande_lyk_steeds_nie_ge%C3%ABien_
In April 2009 outside the Odendaalsrust magistrate’s court about 300 Boer protestors staged a gruesome re-enactment showing exactly how two local farm women, Alice Lotter, 77, and her daughter Helen, 57, were tortured to death at their farm in Allenridge near Welkom in the Free State in March 2009.
ANC-mayor supported the murderers:
The Afrikaner/|Boer protestors who showed up with effigies with which they e-enacted their murders outside the Odendaalsrust law court were horrified by the cruel way in which these two frail women had been murdered. And – what made this entire matter even more loathsome, is that while the Afrikaners were protesting against the way these women had been tortured to death, they also simultaneously were being taunted and insulted by the local ANC-mayor -- who had drummed up a group of ANC-members for a counter-demonstration supporting the two murderers..
Stabbed in their vaginas, breasts cut off live…
According to forensic evidence, the Lotter mother and daughter had died excruciatingly painful deaths: they were tortured for hours – among they had to endure: they were stabbing broken glass bottles into their vaginas and anuses. One of the women also had her breasts cut off while she was alive – and their blood was then used to paint “Kill the Boer” hate-speech slogans on the walls of their homestead.
White Afrikaner police officers who investigated this slaughter and had to gather forensic evidence, were severely traumatised and required trauma counselling. And, despite the fact that the Lotter home was only one block away from the police station, no-one responded to the screams from these women while they were being slowly tortured to death.
The reason it was so difficult to obtain this information was that the South African mass media has practically ignored this horrendous slaughter. The English-language news media reported it in a two-paragraph story, omitting all the torture detail.s. The Afrikaans press also hugely diminished the shocking extent of the crimes. They simply reported that two women had been murdered, but did not breathe a single word of the mind-numbing brutality and shocking manner in which Alice & Helen Lotter were tortured to death.
Pictures above and below: about 300 Boer Republicans - headed by leaders Edwin Leeman and Eugene Terre’Blanche -- protested outside the Odendaalsrust court during the bail applications on April 19 2009 of now convicted murderers Thapelo Hlongwane (21) and Joseph Khumalo (19). What made this protest even more stressful for the relatives of the murdered Lotter women was the fact that the local ANC-mayoress had organised a counter-protest in support of the two murderers – simultaneously. The two groups (ANC group can be seen in the middle background) then stood side by side – trying to loudly outsing each other by singing Die Stem and N’Kosi Sikileli Africa. There was no violence.
- Accused murderer of Jan van Wyk, 82 and Basie Venter, 65, Viljoenskroon, Free State March 30 2009 – witchdoctor harvested their penises:
On March 30 2009, two elderly white South African farmers were found murdered in South Africa – two of many. Forensic experts established that their genitals had been cut off while the victims were still alive. Strong suspicions that ‘witchcraft’ was involved were confirmed when Moeketsi Mokoena, 25, a Lesotho citizen, was arrested at one of the victims’ Viljoenskroon, Free State farms, and told police he was a ‘traditional doctor’.
While some 300 ‘muti’ (‘traditional medicine’- ) related killings are reported during an average year in South Africa, see -- whites were not targetted until about 3 years ago. And what makes this case doubly unusual, is that a self-claimed witchdoctor is actually being charged in any court of law.
Witchdoctors are so feared throughout southern Africa that they are hardly ever questioned, arrested nor charged for initiating or funding such crimes.
These muti-killings are increasing rapidly: with AIDS devastating the South African ruling elite, muti-killings to harvest body parts, sold for giant profits, have soared as the increasingly desperate demand for ‘AIDS-cures’ are reaching new heights.
- AIDS EPIDEMIC CAUSES SURGE IN MUTI-DEMANDS:
- The Institute for Democracy in South Africa reported that in the last eight years, nearly half of South Africa’s local elected councils have died before reaching the age of 50 – the result of the AIDS plague that has infected (at least) 5.4 million people in the country. “If you look at the statistics, MPs have been dying relatively young and dying in large numbers. These trends are not dissimilar from the general population,” said Kondwani Chirambo, the lead author of a new study commissioned by the Institute. see Chirambo also reported that 2.6 million registered South African voters have died from AIDS since 1999.
It’s the live-harvesting of the farmers’ body parts which has so deeply affected the Afrikaans-speaking farming community in South Africa when they heard of the gruesome suffering of these two farmers, Jan van Wyk, 82 , (a retired police inspector) and Basie Venter, 65, of Viljoenskroon near Kroonstad, in the maize-growing Free State province.
The ‘harvesters’, i.e. the murderers are charged very rarely too, however one such case occurred in August 20, 2008, when the three men below were found guilty for murdering a relative, and harvesting and selling ‘traditional medicine’ made from his body parts in Bushbuckridge, Limpopo province. This was an unusual event: and the witchdoctor was not charged.
Left to right: South African restaurant-owner Floyd Mokoena, son Toto and friend Justice Ndubane in the Bushbuckridge Magistrates' Court, for the muti-murder of Floyd's nephew Clarence Brown on 15 August 2008. They slaughtered Brown alive for body parts on 23 February 2008 on behest of a witchdoctor which made 'lucky potions' out of this human flesh for them, and were found guilty. The witchdoctor who ordered the ‘harvesting’ was not charged.
SA Police captain L Hlati reported that on 15 August 2008, these three suspects on th eleft were arrested by his team. They readily admitted that they had murdered Floyd's nephew Clarence Brown (25) on 23 February 2008 and harvested certain body parts, to be sold as ‘good luck medicine’, and were jailed.
“Desperately needed body parts”:
Their testimony was that Floyd told his son that he desperately needed human body parts 'to make his four businesses quickly churn big bucks'. The suspected businessman owns the Lebohang Bar Lounge, a restaurant in Tekamahala Trust, another in Oakley near Hazyview as well as a liquor-outlet in Oakley.
Body parts had to come from a family member said the witch doctor:
His son Toto asked his friends -- Mjojo Justice Ndubane and another unidentified suspect -- to help. They went in search for Floyd's nephew Clarence Brown -- as the witchdoctor's advice was that the body parts needed to be of a family member. The victim was found drinking at the Sizanani 2 Bar Lounge in Oakley with his friends. The suspects waited at a bridge where the nephew was supposed to pass when going home - and offered him a lift. The suspects made formal admissions to the arresting police that they 'cut his body parts while he was still alive' - while seated inside a blue Venture kombi belonging to Floyd. They then threw the victim's lifeless body in the middle of the road in Oakley, under the false pretense that the victim had been involved in a hit-and-run accident. The three suspects were arrested by the Organised Crime Unit between 13 and 14 August 2008 while sitting relaxed at their homes, thinking that their evil deeds had gone unnoticed, Captain Hlathi wrote in his police report. http://www.sapsjournalonline.gov.za/dynamic/journal_dynamic.aspx?pageid=414&jid=10428
Witchcraft practices are widespread throughout Africa south of the Sahara. Video